Experimental Study of Eccentrically Loaded Single Angle Compression Member

Original Contribution


An experimental investigation of the buckling response of single angle compression member is presented here. Equal angle was used with a range of maximum principal slenderness ratios to determine elastic and inelastic failure characteristics, including flexural torsional effects. A nonlinear finite element model applicable to steel single angle compression members eccentrically loaded through one leg has been developed using an existing finite element package. A finite element study was conducted to investigate the strength and behavior of angle compression member. The finite element analysis was performed for angle as per experimental investigation. The results obtained by this study, emphasize the importance of the flexural–torsional buckling mode, especially in the inelastic range of behavior for angle.


Angle section Buckling Numerical modeling Eccentric loading Compression member Flexural buckling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Applied MechanicsNational Institute of TechnologyNagpurIndia

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